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Kovalchuk helps St. Petersburg win KHL title

Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.

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Custance: Future of Babcock, Dubnyk, more

Craig Custance writes that despite interest from fans and NHL GMs, Gary Bettman is uninterested in chaning the points system. Plus, mailbag!

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Ducks stun Jets in final minute (0:43)

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Rapid Reaction: Ducks 2, Jets 1

Jakob Silfverberg scored with 21 seconds left in the third period to shock Winnipeg and give Anaheim a 2-0 series lead.

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Megagraphic: Stanley Cup, by the numbers

So, you thought you knew the Stanley Cup, did you? Well, our crack research department dug up some fun factoids and spiffy stats that might surprise you about the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup.

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Levy and Melrose: Stanley Cup playoffs are the best (2:21)

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Blackhawks whistle while they work
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Chicago isn't content resting on a 4-2 lead early in the third period. It looked as if the Blackhawks had another one sneak past Pekka Rinne, but the whistle had already blown, and the Predators stay down just two goals. Follow live

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End of 2nd: Blackhawks 4, Predators 2
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There is plenty of Chicago cheer to go around after the Blackhawks boasted a three-goal second period to take a 4-2 lead into the second intermission. Jonathan Toews started the scoring with a goal 36 seconds in, and Brandon Saad and Brent Seabrook followed. Box score

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Hawks make it look easy as 1-2-3

Make that three goals in the second period for the Blackhawks, who benefited from Brent Seabrook's 13th career playoff goal, assisted by Jonathan Toews and Andrew Shaw. The Predators trail 4-2 on the road. Follow live

Preds, Blackhawks go back and forth
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Chicago's Jonathan Toews started a flurry of scoring in the second period with a goal 36 seconds in before Mattias Ekholm answered for the Predators 22 seconds later. But Brandon Saad's goal at 3:38 is the difference, as the Blackhawks lead 3-2. Follow live

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Tavares, Isles triumph over Caps in OT
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John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime off a rebound to send the Islanders to a 2-1 win over the visiting Capitals and a 2-1 series lead.

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Jack Capuano: "I didn't think the building could be any louder than it was against Pittsburgh [in 2013], but it was."

Isles take 2-1 series lead with OT win
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Barry Melrose: "The Washington Capitals now are in the exact same situation they were in four or five days ago when the New York Islanders took the first game in Washington. If Washington wins Game 4, then it's the best of three with Washington having home ice. If they lose Game 4, the series is basically over."

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Blackhawks-Preds tied up after 1
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Chicago killed the penalty to end the first period, and with 20 minutes in the books, it's tied 1-1 at the United Center. Andrew Desjardins scored his first goal as a Blackhawk, but Mike Ribeiro answered 31 seconds later to even it up. Follow live

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